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Driver Crashes Into Bear On Roadway In Region Driver Crashes Into Bear On Roadway In Region
Driver Crashes Into Bear On Roadway In Region Although a driver emerged without injuries after colliding with a bear on a busy Connecticut highway, the animal did not fare the same. The crash happened in Litchfield County on Sunday, July 21 just before 9 p.m., when a 2015 MINI Cooper struck a bear on Route 8 South near Exit 45 in Torrington, according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers began an investigation and determined that the bear ran into the road in front of the car, which was unable to avoid hitting it.  The driver of the MINI Cooper was not injured in the crash. However, the bear was killed and was found blo…
Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Groton Collision Remembered For His Compassion, Love Of Animals Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Groton Collision Remembered For His Compassion, Love Of Animals
Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Groton Collision Remembered For His Compassion, Love Of Animals The family and friends of a 27-year-old man killed in a head-on collision earlier this month in Groton said he was a kind and loving young man with an accomplished past and bright future.  Cody Trudel, of Ayer, was killed just after 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, when a car drifted over the center line on Boston Road and collided with him, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said.  An email to the prosecutor's office on Wednesday, July 17, for updates on the investigation or any potential charges for that driver was not immediately returned.  Memorials have flooded social media sinc…
Western Mass Man Killed In Ware Crash ID'd Western Mass Man Killed In Ware Crash ID'd
Western Mass Man Killed In Ware Crash ID'd Authorities have identified the 21-year-old who died in a Hampshire County crash earlier this week as a 21-year-old Ware man.  Joseph J. Lynch, of Monson, died on Sunday, June 23, after being involved in a crash on Route 9 near Anderson Road just before 6 p.m., the Northwestern District Attorney said. Another person in the vehicle was airlifted to UMass-Worcester with life-threatening injuries. Two people in the other car, both from Ware, were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with non-life-threatening injuries.   Ware police are investigating the cause of the …
55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash 55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash
55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash Authorities in Hampshire County say they have identified the man who died after his car went off the road and crashed over the weekend.  John Henry Burt, 55, crashed into the woods off Grant Street near North Street in Plainfield around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  Firefighters had to cut him from the vehicle. Paramedics rushed him to Berkshire Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.  There were no other injuries.  The cause of the crash is still being investigated. 
Massachusetts 21-Year-Old ID'd As Driver In CT Crash That Killed 4 Massachusetts 21-Year-Old ID'd As Driver In CT Crash That Killed 4
Massachusetts 21-Year-Old ID'd As Driver In CT Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Ashburnham Woman Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision In Eastern Mass Ashburnham Woman Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision In Eastern Mass
Ashburnham Woman Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision In Eastern Mass Two people are recovering from serious injuries following a head-on crash in the region. The Middlesex County wreck happened shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in Ashby on Turnpike Road. Ashby Police said a 2003 Cadillac Escalade was driving westbound near Greenville Road when it crossed the centerline and struck a Ford pickup truck head-on. The impact left a 43-year-old Ashburnham woman trapped in the Escalade and a 58-year-old Townsend man stuck in the pickup truck. Fire and medic crews had to use hydraulic tools to extricate both victims from their vehicles. The Ashburnham woman wa…
3 Men Hospitalized In Western Mass Crash ID'd, Police Update Their Conditions 3 Men Hospitalized In Western Mass Crash ID'd, Police Update Their Conditions
3 Men Hospitalized In Western Mass Crash ID'd, Police Update Their Conditions Police have identified the three men who were injured after the truck they were in crashed into a tree in Berkshire County on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9.  Anthony Nichols, age 41, Gregory Prince, 54, and Robert O'Bert, 50, all of Pittsfield, had to be cut from the truck after it crashed at 241 South St. in Pittsfield near the intersection of Broad Street just after 3:30 p.m., Pittsfield police said.  Nichols, the driver, was in serious condition, Prince was in fair condition, and O'Bert was in good condition Wednesday evening, police said. All three remained at Baystate Medical Cen…
33-Year-Old Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Western Mass 33-Year-Old Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Western Mass
33-Year-Old Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Western Mass A 33-year-old Sunderland man was killed on Saturday morning, Jan. 6, while walking a road in Hampshire County, authorities said.  The man, whose name was not released, was walking on the side of Route 116 in Hadley when he was struck by a 29-year-old Deerfield woman, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. No charges have been filed, and the woman's name was not released.  She remained at the scene and called 911.  Bystanders gave the man medical aid until paramedics arrived. They rushed him to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, where he later died.&nbs…
Fatal Christmas Crash: 23-Year-Old Passenger ID'd As Victim On Roadway In Region Fatal Christmas Crash: 23-Year-Old Passenger ID'd As Victim On Roadway In Region
Fatal Christmas Crash: 23-Year-Old Passenger ID'd As Victim On Roadway In Region One person was killed and another seriously injured in a single-vehicle Christmas Day crash in Connecticut. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25 in Litchfield County on Route 44 (Canaan Road) in the town of Salisbury. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the area of Twin Lakes Road when the driver lost control and traveled across the westbound lane and shoulder, subsequently exiting the roadway, where it collided with a tree, Connecticut State Police said.  The passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. He's been identified as Litchfield Coun…
Speed 'Obvious Factor' In Spencer Crash, But Driver May Have Been Escaping Earlier Wreck: Cops Speed 'Obvious Factor' In Spencer Crash, But Driver May Have Been Escaping Earlier Wreck: Cops
Speed 'Obvious Factor' In Spencer Crash, But Driver May Have Been Escaping Earlier Wreck: Cops A 31-year-old Massachusetts resident was seriously wounded on Christmas morning after he lost control of his car and crashed, authorities said.  The Worcester County man, from the town of Spencer, wrecked just before 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25 at Paxton and Thompson Pond roads in Spencer, officials said. Authorities do not believe his wounds are life-threatening. They did not release his name.  Spencer investigator said speed was an "obvious factor" in the crash, and police believe he may have been running from a hit-and-run crash in Worcester earlier that morning, Spencer …
Head-On Collision Sends 2 To Hospital In Western Mass; Woman Airlifted To Trauma Center Head-On Collision Sends 2 To Hospital In Western Mass; Woman Airlifted To Trauma Center
Head-On Collision Sends 2 To Hospital In Western Mass; Woman Airlifted To Trauma Center Two people were rushed to the hospital Tuesday night, Dec. 12, in Franklin County following a head-on collision. One driver had to be cut from her vehicle before paramedics could get her to a doctor.  The crash happened just before 10:45 p.m. on Northfield Road in Bernardston near Purple Meadow Road, Berndardston firefighters said. A sedan and a small SUV had slammed into one another head-on, crumbling the front ends of both vehicles.  The driver of the sedan, a man, was able to get out of his vehicle and was rushed to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. The …
'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend 'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend
'Forever Loved': Northeast Tech Senior Killed In Crash Remembered As Loving, Caring Friend Friends and family of an 18-year-old high school senior from Malden who died in a Middleton crash last week said he was someone you could always rely on.  Robert “Bobby” Giardino, 18, died Wednesday night, Dec. 6, after the pickup truck he was driving with three teens veered off the road into the woods, hit several trees, and rolled onto its roof, MassLive reported. Besides Giardino, another 18-year-old, and two 17-year-olds were rushed to local hospitals. Officials have not released their names or conditions.  Related: Northeast Metro Tech Senior From Malden Killed In Middleton…
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck
Funeral Set For 'Beloved' Teacher, Worcester Native Killed In Webster Wrong-Way Wreck The superintendent of the school district where a 35-year-old woman who worked has canceled classes on Friday, Dec. 8, so students and staff can attend her funeral.  Connecticut resident Kayla Morey, age 35, of Dayville in Windham County, died Saturday Dec. 2 in Massachusetts when she was involved in a head-on collision in Worcester County.  Related: 'Gifted, Talented' Teacher Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In Webster Police said Jordan Pimentel, age 31, got onto I-395 in Webster, driving north in the southbound lane, and crashed into Morey just after 10:15 p.m. They both di…
Kid Hit By Car In Auburn While Going To School Kid Hit By Car In Auburn While Going To School
Kid Hit By Car In Auburn While Going To School A 9-year-old was hit by a car while going to school Tuesday morning, Nov. 28, in Auburn.  The child was struck at the intersection of Oxford St. North and Inwood Drive, Auburn police said. The child suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Auburn police closed down the intersection as they investigated the incident.  "This accident happened as kids were headed to school," Auburn police said in a Facebook post. "Thankfully this time the child will be physically okay… please let this be a reminder to pay extra attention while driving."
'No Indication Of Terrorism' In Double-Fatal Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada 'No Indication Of Terrorism' In Double-Fatal Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada
'No Indication Of Terrorism' In Double-Fatal Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada New Update: IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video There is no indication of terrorism after a car exploded after crashing near a bridge connecting the United States and Canada in New York on one of the year's busiest travel days, killing two people. The Thanksgiving Eve incident happened early Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22 on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls. The explosion involved a car entering the US from Canada, according to the City of Niagara Falls. The explosion reportedly happened when the car accelerated to around 80 miles…
Wreck Sends Driver To Hospital, Telephone Pole Crashing Down In Western Mass: Police Wreck Sends Driver To Hospital, Telephone Pole Crashing Down In Western Mass: Police
Wreck Sends Driver To Hospital, Telephone Pole Crashing Down In Western Mass: Police A car in Hampden County left the road Tuesday night, Nov. 7, knocked down a telephone pole, and sent the driver to the hospital with minor wounds.  The single-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Main Road in Montgomery near New State Road, Russell-Montgomery police said.  The downed telephone pole left live power lines across the road and forced firefighters to shut it down until it could be repaired, authorities said. Responders remained on the scene until 4 a.m. when the scene was cleared of debris and dangerous electrical lines.  The driver is expected to be O…
Western Mass Cop Cruiser Crashes Into Car Carrying Grandmother, 2 Grandkids; 4 Hurt: Police Western Mass Cop Cruiser Crashes Into Car Carrying Grandmother, 2 Grandkids; 4 Hurt: Police
Western Mass Cop Cruiser Crashes Into Car Carrying Grandmother, 2 Grandkids; 4 Hurt: Police A police car en route to a suspected crime scene crashed at an intersection in Berkshire County Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, injuring four people, including a grandmother, her grandchildren, and a Pittsfield police officer, authorities said. Two Pittsfield police officers were driving to a reported disturbance off Cheshire Road just before 4:30 p.m. with lights and sirens on, Pittsfield authorities said. As they passed through the intersection of Coltsville and Cheshire, the cruiser slammed into a Jeep Wrangler crossing the intersection.  The Jeep, driven by Kimberly Gaylord, 5…
Man Flown To UMass Hospital After Vintage Car Drives Off Road In Region, Lands In Embankment Man Flown To UMass Hospital After Vintage Car Drives Off Road In Region, Lands In Embankment
Man Flown To UMass Hospital After Vintage Car Drives Off Road In Region, Lands In Embankment Authorities are investigating the cause of a Connecticut crash that left a 35-year-old woman dead and another person seriously injured.  The incident happened in Windham County on Monday, Oct. 9 around 8:30 p.m., when a 1967 Triumph GT6 traveling south on Route 169 in Pomfret near the intersection with Harrisville Road ran off the right side of the road and struck a metal beam guardrail, according to state police. The car then hit a traffic sign and a tree before coming to an uncontrolled rest in an embankment, police said. The driver was later flown to UMass Hospital with serious inj…
Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395 Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395
Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395 A 31-year-old man was killed Friday night, Sept. 29, after his car veered off the road and crashed into a tree, authorities said.  Shawn Marengo, 31, of Worcester, was driving his Jeeps south on Route 395 in Oxford near Exit 4 around 10 p.m. when he left the roadway, Massachusetts State Police say.  The Jeep slammed into a tree and caught fire. Marengo was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  It's unclear what caused his car to leave the road. State police are investigating the circumstances that led up to the fatal incident.  Police closed the left lane of Route 395 near the cras…
2 Drivers Cut From Cars Following Western Mass Crash: Police 2 Drivers Cut From Cars Following Western Mass Crash: Police
2 Drivers Cut From Cars Following Western Mass Crash: Police Authorities in Berkshire County had to cut two people from their cars after a crash in Pittsfield on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10.  Police were called to the intersection of Lakeway and Valentine Roads just before 1:30 p.m. after a Hyundai SUV and a Subaru crashed into one another, Pittsfield police said.  An initial investigation said the Subaru ran the westbound stop sign and crashed into the northbound SUV, Pittsfield police said.  The impact knocked the Hyundai onto its driverside, and the car slid into the side of the road, authorities said. Firefighters had to extri…
Double Fatal I-84 West Hartford Crash: Toddler, Woman From Bristol ID'd As Victims Double Fatal I-84 West Hartford Crash: Toddler, Woman From Bristol ID'd As Victims
Double Fatal I-84 West Hartford Crash: Toddler, Woman From Bristol ID'd As Victims A 26-year-old Connecticut woman and a toddler were killed on I-84 when another driver allegedly lost control and slammed into their vehicle. The crash took place in Hartford County in West Hartford around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 near Exit 44. According to the Connecticut State Police, the driver killed was identified as Natalia Dudzinski, of Bristol, along with the toddler, Malika Scott, who would have turned 3 years old in just weeks. Police said a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a 30-year-old North Carolina woman, was driving in the left lane when "for an unknown reason,"&nb…
Man Killed After SUV Crosses Into Oncoming Traffic In Western Mass Man Killed After SUV Crosses Into Oncoming Traffic In Western Mass
Man Killed After SUV Crosses Into Oncoming Traffic In Western Mass A 57-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision in Hampshire County on Tuesday, Aug. 15, authorities announced.  Edward Duggan, of Haydenville, died just after 2 p.m. following the crash near 202 Main St. in Haydenville, police said.  Initial investigations suggest Duggan drifted over the center line and into the path of a pick-up. The truck driver, a man from Worthington, suffered minor injuries in the crash. Authorities did not release his name.  A witness called 911. Police are investigating the cause of the incident, but authorities have not filed any charges in the …
Driver Injured After Car Veers Off I-91, Crashes In Western Mass Driver Injured After Car Veers Off I-91, Crashes In Western Mass
Driver Injured After Car Veers Off I-91, Crashes In Western Mass A driver in South Deerfield was rushed to an area hospital after their car careened off of I-91 and crashed, authorities said.  The single-vehicle crash happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, June 26, just south of Exit 36, South Deerfield Fire District officials said. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but the car was completely totaled.  Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. 
Leominster Man, 61, Dies After Vans Collide In Rhode Island Crash: Police Leominster Man, 61, Dies After Vans Collide In Rhode Island Crash: Police
Leominster Man, 61, Dies After Vans Collide In Rhode Island Crash: Police A 61-year-old man from Central Massachusetts has died and two others were injured in a crash that occurred between two vans in Rhode Island this week, according to authorities.  Police responded to the crash on Scituate Avenue in Cranston shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday, June 19, Cranston Police said on Facebook.  The Cranston Police Department is continuing to investigate the fatal accident that occurred last night, 06/19/2023 at... Posted by Cranston, RI Police Department on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 The crash involved two vans, one which was a healthcare van owned by Life Supply Corpor…
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In Tolland County Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In Tolland County
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In Tolland County Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on a stretch of Interstate 84. It happened around 5:50 p.m. Saturday, June 17 in Tolland County, in the town of Vernon. A 2014 Honda RGL was traveling westbound in the center lane and a 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling in the left lane when the Altima sideswiped the pickup truck, then overcorrected causing the Nissan to strike the median and roll over, Connecticut State Police said. The collision caused disabling damage to the Altima and minor damage to the pickup truck.   The operator of the Nissan, Alejandr…
'She Loved With All Her Heart': Fund Set Up For Former Easthampton Mom Of 4 Killed In Maryland 'She Loved With All Her Heart': Fund Set Up For Former Easthampton Mom Of 4 Killed In Maryland
'She Loved With All Her Heart': Fund Set Up For Former Easthampton Mom Of 4 Killed In Maryland The family of a 33-year-old former Easthampton woman is demanding answers after she was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Maryland last week. But right now, they're focused on providing for the four children and fiance she left behind.  Jaleisa Wilcox died on Wednesday, May 31, in Mechanicsville when a suspected speeding Corvette crashed into her and another vehicle, Maryland state police said. Wilcox's Camry rolled over after the impact and slammed into an earthen barrier. She died at the scene.  Her friends have started a GoFundMe to help provide for her family. The campaign has raised …
Baseball Coach Nearly Loses Legs In Worcester Crash, Community Rallies For Recovery Baseball Coach Nearly Loses Legs In Worcester Crash, Community Rallies For Recovery
Baseball Coach Nearly Loses Legs In Worcester Crash, Community Rallies For Recovery A baseball coach from Central Massachusetts is recovering after he nearly lost both of his legs in a car crash on Memorial Day, according to an online fundraiser.  Joe Pascucci, a coach at Energy Baseball in Worcester, was involved in a serious car accident on Monday, May 29, a GoFundMe campaign reads.  While Pascucci survived the crash, he broke his femur and ankle and nearly lost both of his legs after being trapped for over an hour.  Definitely hope anyone can help my guy out. Amazing young coach who cares so much about his team and kids... Literally... Posted by Ryan Petrone on We…
Homeless Shelter Deputy Director From Region Killed In Crash Remembered As 'Selfless' Homeless Shelter Deputy Director From Region Killed In Crash Remembered As 'Selfless'
Homeless Shelter Deputy Director From Region Killed In Crash Remembered As 'Selfless' A popular, fun-loving, and what many called "selfless" person was one of two people killed in a crash on a Connecticut highway. Tolland County resident, Bryan Flint Sr., age 64, of Ellington, was deputy director of the Cornerstone Foundation in the Rockville section of Vernon, died in the crash on I-95 on Sunday, May 7, which also injured his two grandchildren.  Related story: Head-On Crash: 2 Adults Killed, Pair Of Children Survive In Tolland County The foundation said on its website that their "hearts are broken," over the loss of Flint. "Bryan had a huge heart that was always…
Hit, Run Driver Leaves Behind Something Important In Western Mass Crash Hit, Run Driver Leaves Behind Something Important In Western Mass Crash
Hit, Run Driver Leaves Behind Something Important In Western Mass Crash Holyoke police are asking for the public's help to track down a driver they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Main Street on Monday afternoon, April 24.  Not only do they want to discuss why they left the scene of a wreck, but they also want to return their passenger side-view mirror.  Making matters worse for the driver — the car was an Alfa Romeo. The Italian-manufactured sedan is rare in the US, and only a handful of garages would be equipped to fix it.  Police ask anyone on Alfa Romeo pictured or the hit-and-run crash to contact detectives at 413-322-6900.
Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Couple's Death In Eastern Mass Car Crash Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Couple's Death In Eastern Mass Car Crash
Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Couple's Death In Eastern Mass Car Crash Peers are lamenting after of a couple that recently graduated from the same college in Rhode Island died in rollover crash in Eastern Massachusetts this weekend.  Haley Gens and Joshua "Josh" Taylor, both age 23, were killed in the single-vehicle crash that happened in Middlesex County near 717 Highland Street in Holliston on Saturday night, March 18, Holliston Police report.  Connecticut resident Gens, of the town of Avon in Hartford County, participated in cross country at Bryant University while Taylor, a resident of Holliston, was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team, as previously r…
Child, 3 Adults Hospitalized After Weekend Crash In Western Mass: Police Child, 3 Adults Hospitalized After Weekend Crash In Western Mass: Police
Child, 3 Adults Hospitalized After Weekend Crash In Western Mass: Police Four people were sent to the hospital on Sunday, March 19, following a head-on collision in Springfield, including a child, officials said.  The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. when two cars collided near 194 Island Pond Road, the Springfield Fire Department said in a tweet. The driver of one vehicle and the driver, a female passenger, and a child in the backseat were all taken to the Bay State Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Police did not release their names. The female passenger had to be cut from the car.  Springfield police are…